This book, running into two volumes, seeks to examine the different aspects of Karnataka music and dance. Analyzing the words and syllabic meanings of well-known Kritis, it highlights their raga movement and significance of laya variations. Some non-kriti forms like Meera’s bhajans, Bharati’s songs and Tiruppugazh have also been included whenever required.
Volume one has analysis of songs on Ganesh, Guru, Siva, Devi and Subramanya. Volume two is on Vishnu, Rama, Krishna, Navagraha, Ayyappa and Dattatrey. The saint poets whose Kritis have been analyzed in the book include Dikshitar, Tyagaraja, Syama Sastri and Tamizh saint singers.